oncotomy
oncotomy on*cot"o*my ([o^][ng]"k[o^]t*[-o]*m[y^]), n. [Gr. 'o`gkos bulk, mass + te`mnein to cut: cf. F. oncotomie.] (Surg.) The opening of an abscess, or the removal of a tumor, with a cutting instrument. [Written also {onkotomy}.] --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

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  • oncotomy — Rarely used term for incision of an abscess, cyst, or other tumor. [onco + G. tome, incision] * * * on·cot·o·my (ong kotґə me) [onco 1 + tomy] the incision of a tumor or swelling …   Medical dictionary

  • oncotomy — on·cot·o·my …   English syllables

  • oncotomy — äŋˈkädəmē, änˈ noun ( es) Etymology: New Latin oncotomia, from onco (I) + tomia tomy : surgical incision of a swelling (as an abscess or tumor) * * * oncotˈomy noun Incision into a tumour • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • onkotomy — oncotomy on*cot o*my ([o^][ng] k[o^]t*[ o]*m[y^]), n. [Gr. o gkos bulk, mass + te mnein to cut: cf. F. oncotomie.] (Surg.) The opening of an abscess, or the removal of a tumor, with a cutting instrument. [Written also {onkotomy}.] Dunglison.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oncology —   n. study of tumours.    ♦ oncologic(al), a.    ♦ oncometer, n. instrument measuring changes in internal organs size.    ♦ oncogenesis, n. development of tumours.    ♦ oncogenic,    ♦ oncogenous, a.    ♦ oncogene, n. gene (in some viruses) that… …   Dictionary of difficult words

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